Re: What is to be done?

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 22:57:40 -0800 (PST)

> If someone is a reasonable person, then the fact that they have come
> to some opinion is information to you. It is an important clue.

Yes, that's what I thought I said. It's a clue; one among many.
But since I'm the one affected most by my decisions, and I'm the one
who has to take responsibility for them, I'm the only one I allow
to make the final decision as to which clues have better proof. I
give a very high weight to my own observations and experiences over
the opinions of others.

> Are you saying there are only a handful of people among the billions
> in our world whose opinions would affect yours? If so, you must think
> there are very few reasonable people in the world.

If you ask how many people whose opinions--in the absence of any
direct experience of mine--I value so highly that I might actually
re-examine my own ideas in light of their disagreement, then yes,
there are very few of those indeed. I see absolutely no reason
why I should give any creedence at all to J. Random Ph.D. or
John Q. Bestseller.

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